October 8, 2015


Mobile Contribution to Sub-Saharan African Economy Surpasses US$100 Billion, Finds New GSMA Study

The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than US$100 billion to the region’s economy last year, according to a new GSMA study published at the ‘Mobile 360 Series – Africa’ conference being held in Cape Town this week. The new study, ‘The Mobile Economy – Sub-Saharan Africa 2015’, finds that the US$102 billion economic contribution in 2014 was equivalent to 5.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1. Mobile operators directly contributed US$31 billion, representing 1.7"...

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September 30, 2015


GSMA Confirms Full Speaker Line-up for Mobile 360 – Middle East

The GSMA has confirmed the full speaker line-up and agenda for the upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference to be held in Dubai, 20 – 21 October 2015. For the third year running, the event will bring together a world-class conference programme comprising representatives from mobile operators, vendors, vertical industries, governments and other industry experts to discuss the future of mobility across the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa.


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September 30, 2015


Etisalat UAE, NEC and NetCracker Complete Highly Successful Virtual CPE Trial

NEC Corporation and NetCracker Technology have announced that Etisalat UAE, one of the world’s largest mobile communications service providers, has successfully completed a series of comprehensive virtual customer-premises equipment (vCPE) trials. The vCPE solution was provided through NEC’s and NetCracker’s joint business brand, NEC/NetCracker"......

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September 17, 2015


Cablevision Issues Statement on Acquisition of Cablevision by Altice

Following the announcement today of the acquisition of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) by Altice, Cablevision Chief Executive Officer James L. Dolan issued the following statement on behalf of the Dolan family:

“Since Charles Dolan founded Cablevision in 1973, the Dolan family has been honored to help shepherd our customers and employees through the most extraordinary communications revolution in modern history.


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September 16, 2015


ICTs: Strong participation of African experts at 4th “Algeria 2.0”

A panel of national and foreign experts, particularly Africans, are taking part in the 4th edition of “Algeria 2.0,” devoted to the new information and communication technologies (ICTs), which kicked off Tuesday at the cyber park of Sidi Abdellah in Algiers.

This event, considered as the “international crossroads of the professionals of ICTs and web,”"...

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September 6, 2015


Obi's new smartphones to hit UAE in October

Obi Mobiles, a low-cost smartphone manufacturer co-founded by Apple's former CEO John Sculley, will unveil its Worldphone range in the UAE in October.

Amit Rupchandani, managing director, MEA of Obi Connect, said in a statement that the two new Worldphone versions, which feature dual SIM and cost between $130 (Dh470) and $250 (Dh900), would also debut in Vietnam, India,"...

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